Mar 18 2017

A Stone Pro Answers Your Questions

By Joe Sykes, Jr. for The Island Connection   The natural stone you have in your home is an investment which will give you many years of beautiful service. It is not uncommon to find many different stones in todays’ homes on the floor, countertops, fireplace, and outdoors. The stones may be granite, marble, travertine, …

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Mar 16 2017

Kiawah Island Town Council Determined To Fix Boardwalks

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Reporter Last month’s town council meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) set a record for brevity, which faded into memory on March 7th as Mayor Craig Weaver cautioned. This month’s meeting headed in the other direction, though it didn’t quite match some of the most protracted …

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Mar 15 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Addresses Hurricane Matthew Reimbursement

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Seabrook residents began gathering at town hall an hour earlier than the normally scheduled town council meeting. Congressman Sanford’s office sent a representative to meet with residents in the conference room on February 28. The one on one meetings were as quiet as the public hearing held …

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Mar 14 2017

Botany Bay Sea Salt


By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Photos by Bertha Booker “Take it with a grain of salt,” is a familiar expression with a history dating to ancient Rome. Pliney The Elder (AD 23-79) said “addito salis grano,” as part of a recipe for an antidote to poison in his book “Naturalis Historia.” Some …

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Mar 11 2017

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Welcomes New Executive Director, Ericka Plater

Ericka Plater (Photo by Maria Gurovich)

By Michelle Boudet for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is pleased to welcome a new Executive Director, Ericka Plater. Ms. Plater is a native Washingtonian and recent transplant to Charleston. She is a nonprofit professional with more than 18 years of experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion, leadership development, …

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Mar 09 2017

Learning How To Combat Stroke

Dr. Christine Holmstedt, Patrick Bosse, Dr. Leo Morantes

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Photos by Kelly Bragg The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club was at it again on Feb. 1, this time over dinner at the Turtle Point golf course. Fresh from accolades for contributing nearly $120,000 to 35 local charities, laurels were not the philanthropic group’s objective. The health of their …

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Mar 08 2017

Bob The Builder


Photo by Bert Coursey for The Island Connection  On Feb. 9 a bobcat supervised construction of new Boardwalk Number 3 at Seabrook. Share on FacebookEmail this pageTweet

Mar 07 2017

Artist Sherri Bardsley Offers A Demo At The Lake House

Sherri Bardsley art

By Monique Sporn for The Island Connection “I have always loved animals, having had numerous pets since a young girl. Most of my paintings feature wildlife or pets. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to have the ability to paint someone’s pet for them, giving them a lasting memory.” A Charleston native, Sherri Bardsley, has …

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Mar 07 2017

Get Lifted At The Savannah Music Festival

Che Malambo

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection One of the best things about music is that it transcends. It ignores borders, persists through tragedy, unites crowds and reveals souls. It fills our ears with beauty. It shows us other perspectives. The programming at this year’s Savannah Music Festival is an invitation to experience the many …

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Mar 06 2017

Op-Ed: Adapting To Rising Seas, Part II


By Richard Wildermann for The Island Connection In the Feb. 17 edition of The Island Connection, Mr. Wildermann discussed evidence of sea level rise, its causes, and efforts to slow its advance. In Part II, he explains how a few nations and communities are adapting to rising seas. How do we adapt? Convincing citizens and …

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